Nonspeakers

Spectrum Critters Comics: Your Voice

The Spectrum Critters are back with a message about the difficulty of using your voice. Whether your voice is loud or quiet, written or spoken– or not words at all, the way you communicate is unique and valuable! There’s always someone who needs to hear from you.

Fresh Starts: After the meltdown

Nonspeaker Trevor on the aftermath of an autistic meltdown: “The moment my consciousness begins to return from wherever it fled during my meltdown, I am horrified with what transpired.

Trevor Types, a blonde teen with a sharp haircut, stands in front of a background with scissors, hair clippers, and a comb. Image resembles a magazine advertisement

Put Down the Scissors

After gaining access to communicate his thoughts through typing, one of Trevor’s first requests was for a cool haircut. And it was great. But sometimes, Trevor has trouble getting his mind and body to work in sync.

Hockey Rules and Other Opinions

Sharing opinions shouldn’t be a privilege, but for autistic people without access to the right communication tools, sharing opinions is not an option. Trevor wants that to change.

Book Review: How Can I Talk if My Lips Don’t Move?

A frustrating myth that persists about autism is the notion that those who cannot verbalize their thoughts have none.  Simply stating it in this article is enough to make most people cock a skeptical eyebrow, Yet the idea hounds autistic folks, fueling ignorant assumptions about functioning and intellect.

The View from Here – On Stimming

Ashna and William, no speaking autistic teens, discuss their thoughts on stimming. If everyone stomach, why is it only called stimming when autistic people do it?

Three clear honey jars of different shades from light to dark.

Label Jars, Not People

For most of his life, until he started typing, E was identified as a “low-functioning autistic.” These are his thoughts on function labels.

The View from Here – But You Can SPEAK!

Ashna and William are autistic teens who can speak, but the words that come or are often unreliable. They communicate more accurately by spelling to communicate via the rapid promoting method.

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